Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you acquire a paid script and you want to install it in a hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't work effectively because most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web application. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud plan that we supply and you'll be able to enable it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you can work with script apps that need it. You're able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, therefore you're able to go ahead and install the application that you would like without delay. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a variety of releases on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a version that you haven't used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide, so you won't have any problems in case you would like to install and use a script application that requires the software instrument in order to function properly. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, which means that you can move forward with the application installation without any delays. Due to the fact that we employ a revolutionary custom-built platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code within it.